The euphoria for the economy seems to be cooling, and that is taking a toll on confidence in housing, according to a Fannie Mae survey.
Mortgage applications to refinance fell 4 percent for the week and are 33 percent lower than a year ago.
Home equity lines are becoming more and more popular among the nation's youngest homeowners.
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At a sprawling construction site near downtown Denver, homes are taking about two months longer than normal to build because the workforce is slim.
A monthly index of signed sales contracts to buy existing homes rose 5.5 percent in February and was up 2.6 percent from a year earlier.
Homebuyers are trickling back into the mortgage market, but not enough to offset the steep and steady drop in refinance business.
Housing is in high demand in most of the nation, but the housing recovery is becoming increasingly uneven, depending on location.
The supply of homes for sale is now at the lowest level since the National Association of Realtors began tracking inventory 18 years ago.
Higher housing costs have borrowers searching for the best deals on home loans.
Remember the sliced and diced mortgage-backed bonds that brought down the U.S. economy? They're back — but possibly evolved.
It's cold outside, but hot indoors, as housing experts say this might be the best time to sell (and a good time to buy).
“To come in and blatantly eliminate these programs because you're trying to meet a budget number … it’s actually alarming,” one insider says.
The nation's home builders couldn't be happier with President Donald Trump's first move to remove strict environmental rules.
Mortgage interest rates moved to the highest level since 2014.
Homebuyers are also increasingly choosing adjustable-rate mortgages, hoping to save a few more dollars on the monthly payment.
Homes sell fastest during these two weeks, according to a new survey by Zillow.
Mortgage rates are higher than they were a year ago, but they did fall enough last week to bring borrowers back to the market.
"All signs are showing that homes this spring will be much less affordable than last year," warns one real estate economist.
Higher mortgage rates and near record low supply resulted in disappointing home sales to start the year.